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  • 28 years in business
  • 166 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Binta P.

Verified review

BEFORE EVENT I had a FANTASTIC experience working with Chef Kev, and I'll try my best to do justice to his services through this review (I don't think it's possible!). I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND him to anyone searching for an easy-going caterer who is attentive, accommodating, customer-service oriented and who takes control of the event to completely relieve them of any stress related to food/catering/kitchen. I accidentally came across Thumbtack while looking for certain supplies for my event. Once I realized that I could search for caterers, I thought I'd give it a try. Chef Kev was the first caterer to respond with a detailed menu based on my description of the event (3 or so others responded to ask me for more info without making ANY attempt to use what I had already provided in my initial description!!) . His proposal was well-thought out and it was clear that he had paid attention to my description and came up with a customized menu on such basis. It took me a day to respond to him because I was certain that it wasn't possible for the first proposal to be EXACTLY what I had in mind and even better than what I imagined. After having analysed the menu several times :-), and there was still nothing to change, I wrote Chef Kev. We had a call to discuss the proposal. Chef Kev was very accommodating as we worked through the proposal (I increased my initial count and added a couple of dishes) and discussed day-of logistics (e.g., I wanted the mac-n-cheese passed around in martini cups, wanted the food served in chafing dishes, etc.). MENU The food was fantastic!!! Everyone enjoyed it and they had seconds and thirds... A number of guests took to-go plates and I had some of the leftovers for breakfast :) Here's what was served: 1. BBQ salmon bites w/ malibu-rum ginger smashed sweet potatoes 2. Mesquite mini burger sliders 3. Oven roasted vegetables w/herb ranch aioli 4. BBQ sweet-n-spicy beef bites 5. Teriyaki turkey meatballs 6. Vegetable pasta w/ sautéed vegetables in a sundried tomato dressing 7. Scampi black tiger broiled shrimp & parmesan cheese grits 8. Caribbean jerk chicken party wings 9. Jumbo lump red pepper mac-n-cheese EVENT DAY I had initially wanted a caterer to drop-off the food, but decided to have one of Chef Kev's servers stay for the event, and that was the best decision EVER!! I had completely underestimated how much I would have had to do given that my event had many moving pieces. Chef Kev and his assistant Kim were FANTASTIC the day of the event and I couldn't have asked for a better team. When Chef Kev noticed that I had a lot of moving pieces and balls in the air (translation: slight event-day chaos), so he took control and decided to stay longer than we had discussed in order to make sure that things started off well and were running smoothly before leaving his assistant to run the rest of the event. I literally worried about nothing -- Chef Kev handled things efficiently and with a high degree of professionalism. In fact, at some point, Chef Kev sent his assistant with a plate for me...without that, I may not have ever gotten around to eating!! This is just one example of the types of light touches Chef Kev made throughout the planning and execution of the event which made my experience with him deserving of the five stars. His level of customer service was outstanding and my guests loved him, and several people asked me for his contact information.

D'Aydra A.

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I hired Chef Kev through Thumbtack because he replied promptly to my request and already had a suggested menu based off of my needs. The event was my 1 year wedding anniversary and I requested drop-off catering for a buffet style dinner. The only change that I'd make is the time. Chef Kev was delayed due to traffic but looking back, if he was able to arrive just 15-20 minutes sooner I may have been less distracted and frantic! LOL! Everything else was absolutely awesome. The price was great, the flavor and creativity were amazing... all of my guests enjoyed the food! If I ever decide to hold another large event, Chef Kev will be the first caterer I call!

Maryanne D.

Verified review

The food was delicious, delivered right on time and Chef Kev is an absolute pleasure to work with --- you won't be sorry if you hire him!

TOP PRO
  • 24 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 41 min

Sarah B.

Verified review

I had a dinner party for 6 for my father's birthday. I worked with Chef Serge to pick a multi-course menu. Making the arrangements was really easy. Chef Serge and his sous-chef were on time and dinner was delicious. Portions were not too big, which is great. Chef Serge cleaned up and the whole thing was very easy. I will definitely do this again for special occasions. I like to cook but never get to fully enjoy dinner parties because I'm busy worrying or working. Thanks!

Sara C.

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Well well well, I'm not sure where to begin. Chef Serge is FABULOUS! His food is phenomenal and he is very creative with his menu. I had such a hard time narrowing down my selection. His personality is upbeat, lively and FUN! And all while cooking amazing food! I emphatically recommend Chef Serge to anyone looking for a CHEF, a cook, a caterer, anything you can use him for, do it! He also brought an assistant who was equally as pleasant and amazing. Sara Cataliotti

Tamer A.

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First things first: the food was great creative. But with Chef Pambo you get more than that. You also get a great personality that gets you excited about the food and gets everyone into a relaxed mood. Already planning the next time with him.

  • 6 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours

Monica R.

Verified review

Best value you could get in a wedding catering company! Quick basic info on my wedding since yours might be different: Late May wedding in Maryland, 7-hour reception with cocktail hour and dinner, approx. 100 guests, Manor, garden & tented reception setting, buffet dinner including a mix of food and drinks representing the cultures of the bride & groom (salvadoran, thai, new orleans, baltimore). Just two days after our wedding day I am feeling so good about the decision we made in booking Top of the City Catering. Maribel and her team were absolutely fantastic and we received soooo many compliments on our food, desserts, and cocktails, which were all provided by Top of the City. They had also done a great job of setting up décor for the guest tables, around the venue, and for the buffet and bar areas. In addition, the service throughout the day and night was phenomenal and we (bride & groom) always felt taken care of. For planning, we wanted a rustic, elegant feeling and they did a great job of presenting us ideas that were aligned with our vision. Top of the City Catering is a smaller catering business, but that does not make it any less in quality. When we were first looking into Top of the City I was a little leery because it was much more affordable and it usually is said, "You get what you pay for," but in this case that was NOT true at all. Maribel and her team are very responsive in communication, are very open and welcoming to your ideas and direction, and will always give suggestions from their expertise but still respect your wishes should you want something different. I really hope that Top of the City will gain momentum in growing its business and gaining the respect it deserves. Don't let the size of the company distract you from the amazing service, quality of food, flexibility, and affordable price you will get from Top of the City catering. Get a consultation with them and see for yourself!

Ashley M.

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We has used Maribel's services for my wedding on June 28th and i would love to say that I throughly enjoyed Maribel's Top of the City Catering. It was truly amazing! She was so patient, so helpful, and so willing to help with whatever needs we had. She ensured us that all would go well and that we would have no problems at all. And she kept to her word when it came to everything that she offered to us. She truly helped us organize the entire wedding, planning it, cooking it for us, aiding us with the table decorations, the seating arrangements, and so forth. She truly made us feel like we were a family with her with her openness and willingness to help. I have had multiple people call us after our wedding begging for her information in order to use her for their own events. The food was wonderful, the decorations were beautiful, and everything was just perfect all because of Maribel and her husband. They truly made my special day one I would never forget. Thank you so much Maribel!

Michelle T.

Verified review

Top of the City Catering offers incredible food paired with first class service. Maribel, the owner and her most professional staff did an amazing job at a military retirement party where the guests are still raving about the food and service. She is our go to caterer for all our events going forward. St. Jane de Chantal in Bethesda would give her six stars if we could.

TOP PRO
  • 10 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 hours

KELLY M.

Verified review

I can not express how thrilled I was with the service, food and attentiveness that came from Key Ingredients and Jose. I threw a 40th Surprise party in our home for my husband with a guest list of 60 adults and 20 children. I requested a latin cuisine which turned out beautifully. Everyone was impressed with the food and the service was seamless down to the small details of decorating the house with tea light candles. The staff passed Hors D'oeuvres and guests were not without food. My husband was so happy with every detail of the party and I would absolutely use Key Ingredients again and refer them to our friends and family. Thank you Jose for making this special event a great success.

Faith E.

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There was an abundant amount of food and all of the dishes were a big hit with my guest. Many asked who catered my party.

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Cakeshine

4.9

(40)

  • 2 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min

Belle M.

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After emailing and texting each other for a while, and specifically after being screwed by Sugar J's Specialty Cakes & Decor who was not communicative and informed me 40days before my wedding, and only after my attempt to communicate with them (wife and husband) for almost 3 weeks that they could not make my cake, I have a lovely experience with Rosa, Process was smooth, a real professional. We reconnected and spoke for about 2 days, came to an agreement on price, we met for cake tasting, she is professional and friendly, most importantly, she cakes were very delicious. She advised me with design and sizes, it made perfect sense, and I cannot wait to see my wedding cake and I am already highly recommending her. Thank you Rosa

Alicia M.

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Rosa was exceptional! From the time we arrived until the time we left, she made us feel like family. The set up was beautiful. I really enjoyed how she had everything separated so that you can really taste which flavor combinations you may want. Of course the cakes were great! Anyone would be lucky to have their cakes or desserts baked by rosa. She also gave us a referral for some other vendors that we still need for our wedding. She really is a gem!

Doris F.

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Rosa is by far the best baker I have worked with. The cake was simply delicious. All my guess enjoyedthe cake. She baked a cake customized to what I requested from her. Her reply is on a timely manner and respectful. I will definitely order again. Doris

  • 16 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Patty B.

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We hired Chef Myles and his Chefs 2Go for our company picnic; and it was a great success. He was available for my last minutes questions and requests, and he showed up on time and was ready to cook. Every one enjoyed the flavor of the food and the courteous service. I'd recommend Chef Myles and his Chefs 2 Go to anyone, and I will keep him in mind for our next catering events. Thank you Chef Myles!

Michele A.

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I can only say good things about my experience with Chef Myles. Everything was delicious and the presentation was beautiful. I was unsure of the menu and Chef Myles helped me plan what to serve and the party goers loved every single item. I will use Chefs 2 Go Catering for all my catering needs!!!!!!

Menno Haven I.

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Chefs 2 Go did an excellent job catering our employee event. The food was great, and the service was just as good.

TOP PRO
  • 2 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 min

Christi L.

Verified review

Working with Daniel of F&Btainment by Daniel was a wonderful experience from start to finish. He arrives early to prepare the most beautiful set up with lights, fresh juices, and all necessary equipment. He takes care of all aspects of set up and clean up. His drinks are amazing---our guests kept commenting on how much they loved the specialty drinks (especially his Orange Crush). He transformed the bar at my home into a beautiful masterpiece of lights, displays, etc---great attention to detail and presentation. He was able to serve almost 40 guests for 5 hours and not one person was standing around waiting for a drink. He worked tirelessly to make sure everyone was taken care of and remaining in a festive spirit. He is professional, talented, and amazing to work with. I would hire him over and over again.....best we have ever worked with!!!

William H.

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I really enjoyed the quality of work Daniel performed. From making suggestions of drinks I should include at my event, quantity I should purchase for the size of my crowd, to his attention to detail of his workstation. Super professional and good mixologist. He was very responsive to my emails and calls and I felt at ease that he would perform a great job.

Stacey G.

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He catered my 40th birthday party , the food was great and the presentation was first class! Daniel is very maticulous and has such a passion for cooking . I would highly recommend him for any catering event , big or small.

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AC Catering

4.9

(29)

  • 55 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours

Melissa P.

Verified review

On a whim, I decided to use Thumbtack to find a caterer for my mom's 72nd birthday party. OMG. I am SOOOO glad that I did!! I have planned a number of parties in my day, and I have yet to find one with such great professionalism and wonderful customer service I experienced with AC Catering. First off, they can fix just about anything!! While I had a basic menu in mind, I was forced to rethink things based on the wide variety of options presented by AC Catering. Other caterers wanted me to come up with the menu initially without giving me an idea of their speciality items. With AC Catering, you can get ANYTHING from breakfast, lunch, dinner..including smoked pit grilled items. So, I contacted them with my initial thoughts for a menu. Within 2 days, I received a proposal from the owner, George. Pricing was perfect, even with delivery. Additionally, they provide utensils, plates, condiments, etc. I was pleased. I had to make a last minute change. George was able to accommodate my request with no hassle. I called him just to make sure this change wouldn't pose a problem. He said "No worries. I got you." And, he wasn't kidding. So, party day comes. I'm a bit nervous because I never tasted the food or visited his brick and mortar store. However, the previous reviews from Thumbtack customers were all stellar. After meeting George in person, I totally understand why the reviews are so stellar. George is extremely pleasant and engaging. He arrived on time and was totally prepared to set up everything. He shared some jokes with my brother. Gave compliments to the birthday girl. He even shared the history about his family business. This party was for 50+ people. So, everything had to be right. Let me just say that George and his team didn't disappoint! The greens (with smoked turkey), baked beans and rice were EXCELLENT. I've eaten a lot of rice in my day. But, can I tell you how fabulous the yellow rice is? Very delicious. For meats, I ordered bbq chicken and burgers. Again, everything was wonderful. You would think burgers would just be bland and lacking flavor. NOT AC Catering burgers. They were thick, juicy, and seasoned well. More than enough food was provided. In fact, I had to encourage guests to take home plates of food. The deviled eggs were tasty. However, they were a bit messy due to lots of filling. But, it was totally fine. My guests put the smash on them. All throughout the event, everyone had positive comments and asked "who catered the food?" I didn't hesitate to tell them about George and AC Catering. I HIGHLY recommend them. In fact, I'm trying to find another excuse to celebrate so I can utilize them again!! Thank you, George, for making my mom's birthday so great. You will be hearing from me again. May your catering business continue to grow. God Bless you and your family.

Michelle F.

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I genuinely can’t say enough good things about this business. I hired AC Catering for two events I held in June and July 2017. Everything was excellent! I was beyond happy with everything from the food, to the services, to the people I interacted with during the planning phase and the actual events. This small, family owned business actually exceeded my expectations. They have an extensive menu to choose from which allowed me to tailor both events’ meals appropriately. The pricing was great and the amount of food I received was more than enough. AC Catering received many compliments for the quality of their food at both of my events. I took a risk and hired them without having tasted any of their food, but I have to say there was no need for worry. The food was also delicious! Both my guests and I enjoyed every bite. The serve and clean up service was also top notch. George Sullivan and his staff were extremely attentive to my needs during my banquet. They helped to ensure that the dinner ran smoothly, and cleanup was quick and efficient. I can't leave this review without noting that it was a great pleasure working with George Sullivan (principal owner/operator) when coordinating my needs. He was very responsive to the myriad of questions I had, extremely flexible as I proposed changes for my event, and just an extremely nice guy. I am so glad I found this business. I will definitely be using AC Catering if I have any catering needs in the future.

Noreen D.

Verified review

George was very easy to work with during the planning stage. He was very flexible, always saying the most important thing to him is making clients happy and helping them have the exact event they want. On the day of the event he arrived timely. He and a server, Olivia, even helped set up tables, etc. And, George offered to go to the store to get ice! George and Olivia worked tirelessly throughout the day, setting up and servicing appetizers, main food, and desserts. They even helped clean up when the food time ended. The food was delicious! All the guests raved about the food; and, there was more than enough!. I can't say enough good things about this company! George and Olivia were super!

TOP PRO
  • 8 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 48 min

Jesse G.

Verified review

Chef Chris Spear is in one word, amazing. If I didn't limit myself to one word, I'd also add in: incredible, talented, entertaining, knowledgeable, friendly, intelligent, thoughtful, creative, and brilliant. My wife and I just had our third son a month prior, and it was her birthday and we were not able to go out and celebrate due to the wonderful chaos of having a new little one tethered to mom. Chris was able to bring more than just the restaurant experience to us with this incredible service he provides. We learned new cooking techniques, flavor combinations, recipes that are easy for weekly meal making with little-to-no time, and more. As advertised, Chris brought everything: the ingredients, the dishes, the serving ware, the napkins and place settings; EVERYTHING. And then he took it all home with him. Chris spent almost a solid 5 hours with us and never made us feel rushed or hurried throughout the whole experience. He explained all his dishes, discussed the ingredients with us, gave us his perspective and thoughts on the dish, all while giving us stories about his own personal life and family and how he got to where he is today. He clearly loves what he does and it shows through on the food. My wife and I cannot wait to remake the dishes, and have already started looking at new cookware that Chris recommended. Chris even gave us links and recommendations for recipes that were not part of the meal experience we had signed up for. Chris clearly cares about the food and experience first, which is beyond refreshing and hopefully what helps set him above other chefs. We have told both of our entire families and friends about this experience and could not recommend Chris more. I hope people believe us and take the opportunity to have a similarly amazing experience with Chris. Ours was truly a great experience, and for that, the least we can do is say THANK YOU to Chef Chris!

Tina R.

Verified review

This is the first time we had a chef come into our home and cook us dinner. It was a fun and fantastic experience. Chris was very friendly and shared a bit about his career as a chef and answered our questions, all while preparing the meal. He had several food choices that he needed to work around per the questionnaire we filled out before he decided on a menu. I was impressed with what he came up with. Chris showed up a little early to begin his meal preparations and explained how long the entrée would take, giving us up dates along the way. He asked us how we wanted our meat cooked and then cooked it to our specifications—perfectly. He set the table with dishes, silver-ware, place mats and napkins he brought with him. Then set out the “snacks” and salad we enjoyed while he prepared the meal. He shared with us how he prepared the foods we had not eaten before, a learning experience for us all. Everything he prepared looked good and was delicious. Once the meal was completed he cleaned up everything, leaving our kitchen as he found it. Chris certainly went above and beyond my expectations. I would recommend him to others.

Dea F.

Verified review

Just attended a Field to Fork Dinner in Gettysburg where Chef Chris Spear prepared our meal. From the appetizers to dessert everything tasted fantastic and was beautifully presented. Can't wait to partake in another one of his meals.

TOP PRO
  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours

Cija J.

Verified review

I recently used Dinner on Demand to cater my graduation party. Not only was Chef B exceptionally professional but her food was delicious; two things you want from a chef! My favorite part of this process was collaborating with Chef B about the menu. I’m a one-note cook, making the same boring meals weekly, but together she helped me to come up with a menu that would satisfy my family and accommodate two of my friends’ special diets—one is vegan and the other has a gluten allergy. Typically party food for me is wings, chips and dip and some hot dogs and hamburgers. For my party, Chef B assembled muffuletta sliders on Hawaiian bread as the opening act. No boring chips and dip here! While we noshed on the sliders she sliced up the roasted brisket which was encrusted with garlic and sea-salt and served with chimichurri sauce. She also sautéed some sweet potato clear noodles with veggies and put together a mixed green salad with sliced pear, smoky bacon, blue cheese crumbles and chopped egg—a lovely mix of tangy and sweet. To top off this fantastic meal she made a homemade flan that was so tasty, folks in my family who “don’t eat that kind of stuff,” were tearing into the rich vanilla-laden custard with so much gusto, I had to put some to the side and stash in the back of the fridge. I would use Chef B’s services again. When you watch her cook you know this is what she loves to do and that love comes through the food.

Ruth B.

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I hired Dinner on Demand personal chef service for a surprise Birthday dinner for two? Chef Belinda was very professional, accommodating and not to mention a extremely great cook. She was prompt , friendly and she detailed and explained each course of the dinner. She was helpful in creating a meal plan that would both of our pallets. I would love to have this experience again.....soon!!

Greg S.

Verified review

We had Korean cooking lessons at our home. What a great time. Chef B is awesome. She brought everything needed. Showed us all we needed to know and even gave us some history. I would highly recommend her.

  • 5 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Ryan D.

Verified review

Simply put, Chef Jackie Johnson is incredible. My wife and I along with another couple had Chef Jackie come to our home for a cooking lesson. Throughout the lesson, she was attentive toward all of us, gave us each individualized attention, and created an atmosphere that was engaging, fun, casual, and educational all at the same time. Her personality is very upbeat and you can tell in a matter of minutes that she is passionate about engaging and teaching others. As someone that is an above average cook, it was great to have Jackie teach me additional techniques and have a dialogue on cooking topics that I was most interested in. At the same time, the other couple were more novice in the kitchen, and she was easily able to shift how she spoke to make sure everyone could understand their task and reasons for the specific approach to cooking. Chef Jackie is authentic in her approach, provides excellent communication during the lesson, and gives you an experience that you will surely remember. Oh, and the came out fantastic. I highly recommend Chef Jackie to anyone in the Northern Virginia area who either wants to take a private lesson in their home, or wants to host a small dinner party and would like to have a chef prepare the meal in full. Thank you Chef for a wonderful experience, a great lesson, and empowering us to create great food!

Allison R.

Verified review

Chef Jackie was an absolutely joy to work with. I had purchased a Groupon "Private Affair" for my husbands Christmas gift. We were able to choose from my different genre's of food (Asian, Mediterranean, French, American, etc.). We ended up choosing the French cuisine and it was delicious! Chef Jackie was such a great teacher as she let us do it all on our own so we would learn and taught us along the way. She is very knowledgeable and I learned so much more than I ever thought I would! I would 100% recommend her services to anyone. :)

Ryan C.

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Chef Jacky is really a joy to cook with. She held a cooking lesson for my family and I, and we had an absolute blast and learned a lot! She was friendly, hilarious, and effective. I intend to definitely schedule more cooking lessons in the future.

Chef Rakita

4.1

(16)

  • 7 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

Garey T.

Verified review

Rakita was instrumental in helping my husband pull of the best First Mother's Day a girl could ask for. He surprised me by hiring her to come to our home to cook for us, eliminating the stress of going out to eat somewhere nice with a 6-month-old. Rakita's menu choices were varied and suited to different tastes. My husband had a blue cheese crusted steak that he said easily ranks among the best of his life (and this man loves his steak). I had a lobster and shrimp dish over truffled risotto that was equally flavorful and praise-worthy. We shared a better-than-the-Melting-Pot cheese fondue, well-seasoned spring salads, and tasty strawberry shortcake. Wine and a bouquet of fresh tulips were included in the service, as well as the washing of all dishes used in the preparation of our meal. Rakita was friendly, yet very professional. She eliminated the awkwardness that could be associated with hiring a personal chef, and worked quickly in our kitchen while we relaxed. I especially appreciated this, as we had just come off travel and I was recovering from a less-than-pleasant illness. I'd highly recommend Rakita Lillard as a personal chef. She's a fantastic chef, and from what my husband says, comes in at an incredibly fair price point.

Jasmin W.

Verified review

Chef Rakita has provided personal chef services for me on several occasions. She is professional. personable, and creates dishes that you want forget. The service is excellent and I'm excited to now be using her for my wedding planning. I have no doubt that things will go off without a hitch! :)

Tom M.

Verified review

Really wonderful experience! I will use her again. Food was delicious and presented well. She even brought flowers. Very professional and cleaned while we ate. Loved it!

  • 23 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 min

Kristin J.

Verified review

Enjoyed a wonderful sampling of foods from this caterer. I had never tasted such delicacies as Boolanee before; what a treat! Chef Nasrin is as pleasant as she is talented and her food is everything you hope it will be and more.

Nirav P.

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Chef Nasrin's professionalism, food quality and presence in our house makes a difference between an easy and a hard week. Fresh ingredients, bold flavors and a clean kitchen when she leaves = homerun!

Lexi P.

Verified review

Nasrin cooks delicious organic dinners for our family of four each week. The food is excellent and she focuses on healthy, vegetarian food for us. We couldn't live without her!

  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min

Erika E.

Verified review

Brian, of Smoker' s Delight BBQ, was excellent to work with from the very start. He went above and beyond to make sure our special event was smooth! Now the food....friends and family are STILL talking about the food, and our event was 3 weeks ago! Delicious! I love how he does the prep. onsite--you get to see him throw down! The smells of the food cooking were amazing! Brian, my husband and I can't thank you enough! We look forward to working with you again!

Terri F.

Verified review

What a great event! Brian hosted our after party, wedding reception. The food was fabulous and his attention to detail is amazing. He was chef and host, catering to our guests and having fun. If you are looking for great food and a fun event, I highly recommend Smoker's Delight BBQ and Brian Israel, looking forward to hiring him for our fall event. Terri Fleck

Danielle S.

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Brian and his team catered our wedding this weekend. They were prompt, professional, well dressed, and had a good time with our guests. The food was awesome and the memories are even better. He brought tons of food- It's Tuesday and I am still eating left over ribs! Thank you for everything! D and Susie

  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 min

Robin D.

Verified review

Veronica has recently started working for our family and we are very pleased. She has cleaned our home twice and both times Veronica has been on time, professional, conscientious, and has left our home looking wonderful. I am very particular with how I like things done around the house and Veronica has been very accommodating to my needs. I am confident in time once she learns my quirks I will be able to change my rating to EXCELLENT!

Clau C.

Verified review

Veronica was very professional, very punctual, and very honest. She left my place beautiful. I am going to keep her to clean my place again every week i am happy with her. I definitely highly recommend her to my friends and people from thumbtack too. I payed her more than I supposed to because veronica did an awesome job. Thank you Veronica!

Thumbtack Customer

Verified review

Veronica was great! She was very diligent and efficient with the cleaning and left the apartment looking fantastic. Would highly recommend!

  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 29 min

Jennifer B.

Verified review

We used Made with Love to cater my grandfather's funeral, and it was exactly what we needed. The menu was perfect (ribs, chicken, salmon, mac and cheese, beans, bread pudding). Very comforting and delicious. The food was delivered on time with no worries and it was all great.

Kgomotso S.

Verified review

I was very pleased with Made with Love Catering. She was on time, the set-up was fast. The food was warm at all times and most importantly she made enough food for the headcount I gave her. I even had a little bit to take home and enjoy the next day! Thank you! :)

Lisa L.

Verified review

Jaclyn and I are preparing the menu and working to coordinate my event in two weeks and I am very pleased with her suggestions and input thus far. Looking forward to tasting her culinary creations.

TOP PRO
  • 24 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Cynthia F.

Verified review

I was asked to complete the task of finding a caterer for breakfast for a corporate meeting of 80 people within 4 days and to have them deliver the food before 6am. Thomas Franklin at Columbia Chef Catering was the 3rd business I had spoke to regarding my function. He was so pleasant and when he said yes to the 5:30am drop off I was sold!! Thank you so much for all of your assistance in making our function so much more pleasurable.

Gail N.

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Columbia Chef is my go-to catering company. I use them for everything from a 10 person meeting, to a 150 person luncheon or dinner. They are always helpful, prompt and friendly. They respond quickly to requests for information, which helps me make informed decisions about my menu so that I can get on to the other parts of planning the event. Columbia Chef Catering is part of my event planning team.

James R.

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Our company uses Columbia Chef Catering for two locations in the BWI area. They are always on time with fresh product and friendly service! I would highly recommend Columbia Chef Catering to everyone!

  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 26 min

Meredith K.

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Sandra was fantastic! I hired her to prepare a gluten-free plated dinner for my parents' 60th birthday party - 6 adults and 2 preschoolers. She was pleasant to work with and efficient as we went back and forth on details and logistics. On the day of the event, she arrived with all the materials she needed and got right to work. My family was able to hang out and enjoy each other's company as Sandra cooked, set the table, plated and served the food, and cleaned up afterwards. And the food was fantastic! My sister-in-law raved about the flourless chocolate cake with vanilla bean whipped cream, "this is the dessert I didn't know I was waiting for my whole life!" Everyone really enjoyed the cuban salad with avocado and chicken enchiladas with mexican style rice and tomatillo salsa. And there were even leftovers! When Sandra left, the kitchen was nice and tidy and all the leftovers were labeled and put away in the fridge. What sets Sandra apart is her thoughtfulness: I really appreciated that she made sure everything was gluten free and even tested the recipe out ahead of time! She brought activity kits for the preschoolers. And she brought placemats and napkin rings as well.

Cindy S.

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Thank you for making my holiday party a memorable event. You are an absolute joy to work with and your laughter is infectious. The gluten free menu that included Ruby Sippers cocktails, mushrooms stuffed with homemade Mexican chorizo, shrimp with horseradish remoulade, leek & goat cheese frittata, ginger bread cookies, and other mouthwatering fancy Hors d'oeuvres left the guests wondering if they were dining in a 5 star restaurant. Thank you again for accommodating to my food allergies concerns. Because of your professionalism and work ethic, you gave me peace of mind that everything was going to be perfect to include the home decor and setting-up the kitchen table with silver and white embellishments. Wow! It felt like a winter wonderland. I look forward to our next rendevu in the kitchen. Bests, "Girls Night Out Crew"

Lisa M.

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Creative Visions Cuisine provided some fun, festive food for our Halloween Party last year. Our guests loved the unique presentation and the attention to detail that was incorporated into each dish. The food was delicious, so flavorful, fresh and well-prepared! We were so pleased with our experience and highly recommend Creative Visions for any occasion, celebration or themed event!

  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 min

Ron M.

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Chef Kimmy was very response to working with us even though we were putting together this party from Florida. She was on time and the food was excellent.

Thmas L.

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K&A Catering staff was very professional. The food was awesome and the service was great. Thanks to making my event a huge success.

Eddie K.

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Good food excellent customer service. I recommend her for all your events.

  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 40 min

Jenn W.

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Justin was friendly and responsive, and was very helpful in creating a wonderful menu for my husband's 40th birthday party at our home. I am vegetarian, so he made sure all the sides were veg-friendly and filling for me, while also being delicious for everyone else. He was communicative during the day of the event, and showed up on time (a little early even!), set everything up, and even surprised us with some delicious red velvet cake shooters, that went along nicely with our cake. I think one of my sons ate four of them! Everyone loved the food and complimented everything--I made sure to tell them all where it came from! I wanted a stress-free party with great food, and Justin made that possible! Thank you for helping to make it a wonderful night for everyone, especially my husband!

David C.

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Talk of Di Town catered my wedding and it was amazing. Every point of service starting with the guest being greeted by the chef and his wife (The Owners)at the door to the food tasting like it was made back home on the Islands. My family was very impressed with how professional the whole affair was and how beautiful everything turned out, especially the food. I will most certainly be using them for all my affairs to come and recommend them to all family and friends

Sarah W.

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We hired Talk of Di town last Christmas when we were in a pinch and our caterer cancelled on the week before the the dinner. We appreciate that the provided us different menu options and not only were they able to serve our guests they provided a Bar tender as well. The food was amazing! They helped to prepare our home for our dinner guests, serve the meal, and cleaned up after everyone was done. Top notch!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours
  • Washington, DC

Kira M.

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I had an office brunch for about 35-40 people. First things first, the food was AMAZING!! The chicken and waffles was a big hit and the homemade spicy syrup was so creatively delicious. Seriously I've never had anything like it. The customer service was excellent, she went above and beyond to make this event easy for me. The staff thoroughly enjoyed, and she worked with my not so generous budget. Highly recommended!

Angelica E.

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I attended an event where Petite Eats was catering and I could not get enough of the bite sized treats! The chef truly took her time in presenting the food and blending flavors. She had a habanero maple syrup to pair with the chicken and waffles entree which was DELECTABLE. I plan to use her for future events for sure and would recommend her anytime.

Clay L.

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Outstanding food preparation and service. I highly recommend Brianna and her team without reservation.

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